Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle – 493th Fighter Squadron "Grim Reapers", 48th Fighter Wing, USAF, RAF Lakenheath, England, 2014
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 7.25"
Limited production of approximately 650 models worldwide
The 493rd Fighter Squadron “Grim Reapers”, 48th FW, relocated to RAF Lakenheath, England in January 1960 equipped with the F-100 Super Sabre. Their mission was to provide support for USAF and NATO operations. In 1972 the 493rd re-equipped with the F-4 Phantom II until 1977 when they traded the Phantoms for the F-111 Aardvark. In 1994 the squadron re-equipped with the F-15C Eagle. F-15C #84-0027 wears two stars denoting the IrAF Mirage and MiG-23 it shot down in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate pad printed graphics
Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and F-15 artwork
In 1967 the United States became aware of the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat. This made it necessary to develop a new aircraft to counter the MiG-25. The USAF rejected the USN F-14 Tomcat and issued its own requirements. The solution came in the form of the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle. The F-15A made its inaugural flight in July 1972 and in January 1976 the first Eagle entered service. The "E" entered service in 1989. The F-15 was the first dedicated USAF air superiority fighter since the F-86 Sabre.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14